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The Resource Restoring prosperity : how workers and managers are forging a new culture of cooperation, Wellford W. Wilms

Restoring prosperity : how workers and managers are forging a new culture of cooperation, Wellford W. Wilms

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Restoring prosperity : how workers and managers are forging a new culture of cooperation
Title
Restoring prosperity
Title remainder
how workers and managers are forging a new culture of cooperation
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Wellford W. Wilms
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Restoring Prosperity provides that vision, a provocative new economic model that offers hope for a unified workplace and a second industrial revolution. The product of a massive, first-of-its-kind study conducted at the University of California at Los Angeles, Restoring Prosperity looks at four companies and their struggles to succeed in the new economy. Wellford Wilms, a professor of education at UCLA who has spent his career studying the relationship between education and economic productivity, and his team of graduate students didn't just occasionally visit these companies. For five years, armed with employee badges and notepads, Wilms and his team worked in the steel rolling mills at USS-POSCO, built Geo Prizms and Toyota Corollas at General Motors and Toyota's NUMMI plant, worked the assembly line at Douglas Aircraft, and joined design teams at Hewlett-Packard
  • Each of these companies was attempting to transform itself in order to survive, and each had dramatically different results. With uninhibited access to all levels of company management and labor, and with the sort of personal trust gained only after several years of working side by side with fellow employees, Wilms and his researchers were able to carefully discern the human side of the trauma of change and define a set of counterintuitive rules to govern workplace reform. Wilms enriches his analysis with the voices and personalities of those engaged in the effort to change, from managers to union leaders, from midlevel supervisors to research scientists, from CEOs to assembly-line veterans. We see why even the best-intentioned efforts fail, and why what works in one place may not work in another
  • These are troubling times in the American workplace. Despite assurances from economists and politicians, job insecurity and corporate weakness are on the rise. We don't read about companies hiring; we read about companies firing, American corporations, bruised by international competition and rapidly changing markets, are fighting furiously to survive. At a time when unions seem powerless and irrelevant, and when management seems convinced that employees should be treated as costs instead of assets, a new economic vision is desperately needed
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DLC
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Wilms, Wellford W
Index
index present
LC call number
HD58.87
LC item number
.W55 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • McDonnell Douglas Corporation
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • USS-POSCO Industries
  • New United Motor Manufacturing
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Joint ventures
  • Reengineering (Management)
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Joint ventures
  • Reengineering (Management)
  • Industry
  • Organization and Administration
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Personnel Management
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Restoring prosperity : how workers and managers are forging a new culture of cooperation, Wellford W. Wilms
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-308) and index
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text
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Contents
Introduction. The economic engine of change -- The culture of mass production -- Douglas Aircraft. From boom to bust -- TQMS and the promise of renewal -- Disaster or miracle? -- USS-POSCO. The shadow of Andrew Carnegie -- Cultural paralysis -- The dawning of a new order -- Hewlett-Packard. Remnants of mass production -- Altering the system of work -- A painful transformation -- NUMMI. The disintegration of mass production -- The revolution of lean production -- The making of a new compact -- Restoring prosperity. Toward a culture of cooperation
Control code
33667693
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780812920307
Lccn
95043145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Label
Restoring prosperity : how workers and managers are forging a new culture of cooperation, Wellford W. Wilms
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The economic engine of change -- The culture of mass production -- Douglas Aircraft. From boom to bust -- TQMS and the promise of renewal -- Disaster or miracle? -- USS-POSCO. The shadow of Andrew Carnegie -- Cultural paralysis -- The dawning of a new order -- Hewlett-Packard. Remnants of mass production -- Altering the system of work -- A painful transformation -- NUMMI. The disintegration of mass production -- The revolution of lean production -- The making of a new compact -- Restoring prosperity. Toward a culture of cooperation
Control code
33667693
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780812920307
Lccn
95043145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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